Project #1- Meaning Through Camera Functions
Through this first project, we were able to use old fashion film cameras to capture and develop photos. This would have to be my favorite project to develop because it is always a cool surprise to see how the film came out. This isn't my first time using film cameras, but it was my first time developing, and it was pretty difficult to get the steps right.
For this project I tried to capture parts of my week with lighting and shutter speed, the first image was taken during class, where we were learning the developing process of the film. in the top left hand corner you can see a double exposure of a film strip which was an accident done during the developing process, but I think that it sort of helps to show what the photo is about. And even though the figures are silhouetted, you can tell the foreground vs. the background.
This second photo was taken for the subject with a fast shutter speed. I wanted to freeze a moment where Blu (the dog) was still, because he is usually extremely hyper. You can kind of tell by the way his tail is blurred that he is moving. This was one of very few photos that came out when I finished developing my photographs. Many of the photographs I took were destroyed in the developing and chemistry process, while others were underexposed. This was a great way to learn how to pay better attention to camera functions and helped me to find a style of shooting and editing for each following project.
Project #2- Physical & digital interventions
The second project focuses on interventions with physical and digital spaces. Here we have to try to alter something in a physical space that we are shooting as well as a digital space to emphasize something about that space. I thought this was a cool idea, I really liked the artists that we studied during this section, because of all the really creative work they did.
Project #3- optical Illusion
This project gave me the most difficulty, because I had a difficult time coming up with a plan that was also able to be executed. The idea of optical illusion is very intriguing and I think that I over thought my topic and ideas, but I did have fun with the digital manipulations in this project.